What I’ve Learned in my 49th Year

I have spent too much of my time online. There was a time when I wanted to be nowhere else. The comfort of being able to control what people see was just too alluring.  I was able to protect myself from pain to a certain degree but you know, it can’t really...

At the Mercy of Google

Google oh Google oh Google. When did it turn out that Google completely controlled how we run our sites? Google has the power to shut down your website if they suspect it’s spreading Malware. But there are weird kinks along the way. Sometimes you can ask them to...
The Missing Dash in the Smiley

The Missing Dash in the Smiley

You probably wouldn’t notice what happened to the dash that used to make up the full old school smiley as in: [:-)] Or the winky: [;-)] There were the somewhat intolerable but often used emoticons back in the day of Usenet, before it became the web and the...
Why I’m not a Journalist (or a Critic)

Why I’m not a Journalist (or a Critic)

I’ve been a blogger for 15 years. I wrote my own job description and I’ve stuck to, what I think to be, the best rules of ethics therein. I slip up now and again, I fuck up way too often, and one could refer to me as a loser in all ways but I don’t...
What Matters Now

What Matters Now

As I crest middle age and begin to say goodbye to my younger self what really matters in life begins to crystalize. No longer is it a muddy mess of “what the hell am I doing here?” It’s very clear: we are here to make things better for other living...

The Good Old Days…Are Gone

When I first started my website in 1999 it was called Oscarwatch. Back then there wasn’t even blogging software to use so one had to manually insert each “post” or story, then create a jump page on html. There were no comments and having a message...
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